February 9, 2023


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No. 3 Virginia Tech an excessive amount of for Wildcat baseball

Junior Griffin Hassall prepares to pitch the ball throughout the Might 6, 2022 sport towards the College of Kansas at Tointon Household Stadium. (Archive photograph by Sophie Osborn | Collegian Media Group)

Kansas State baseball head coach Pete Hughes pressured the significance of successful the final 4 video games of the season to make the NCAA match. They may must accept three after No. 3 Virginia Tech dominated the Wildcats in Blacksburg, Virginia, successful 8-2.

The Virginia Tech Hokies — coach Pete Hughes’ and Austin Wates’ former group — went forward early and didn’t hesitate to maintain strain on. An RBI single off shortstop Nick Goodwin’s glove helped them get out to a 1-0 lead within the first inning.

Within the second inning, Hokie batter Carson Jones smacked his first dwelling run of the season to heart subject in simply his second begin of the season. Then, Jack Hurley rocketed his twelfth of the season within the third inning.

Not lengthy after, a ground-rule double bounced over the outfield wall, and Carson Demartini smoked a two-run homer to increase Tech’s result in 5-0.

Ok-State managed to get two runs again within the high half of the fourth inning. All-American Dylan Phillips pulled an out of doors pitch to proper subject for a leadoff single, and Dom Johnson hit a moonshot simply over the left-field wall at a 100-mph exit velocity.

The Wildcats didn’t have a lot hassle placing leadoff batters on, however these have been the one runs Ok-State scratched throughout dwelling plate.

Griffin Hassall obtained the beginning for Ok-State on the mound, surrendering 5 of the Hokies’ eight runs in three innings pitched. Christian Ruebeck relieved Hassall and likewise threw three innings, placing out three batters however permitting two further runs.

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Tyson Neighbors threw the seventh inning earlier than Dylan Phillips closed the sport. Though Neighbors struck out the facet, he gave up a run as properly, making Phillips the one Wildcat pitcher to not permit a run.

Ok-State seems to complete the season on the highway towards the West Virginia Mountaineers this Thursday-Saturday. The 5:30 p.m. Thursday matchup is obtainable for viewing on Large 12 Now on ESPN+.